A major new time-saver is the addition of segment-based filters that allow you to search for wall and ceiling systems by building class. You just enter Class 6 (for retail) or Class 9 (for large public buildings) and BIMWIZARD will provide you with a list of suggestions.
You might be looking for lining options for intertenancy walls in an apartment block, corridors in a school or a fire exit in a multiplex cinema. Each of the systems suitable for use in the specific class of building will be listed for selection – and rated according to the most economical versus the highest performance.
Narrowing down the search for compliant systems by building type saves time by eliminating irrelevant information. It also makes it safer for you to delegate tasks to your staff, as BIMWIZARD can ensure they are working within the right parameters for each project.
Other new search filters also stand to save you time when looking for specific USG Boral systems and products – and will be especially useful when USG Boral has created a customised SAVE (Specification and Value Engineering) Architectural Specification for your project. You can now search by our wall and ceiling system numbers – and even search for solutions by specific lining products. For example, you can specify ‘Firestop® only’, or any products from our range ‘excluding FIBEROCK®’, and BIMWIZARD will then display relevant systems.
As mentioned above, it’s now easier to collaborate with people or firms using different platforms since BIMWIZARD is now available for both Revit and ArchiCAD. Other new aids to collaboration include the ability to create a folder tree as well as file naming conventions – and then import or export it to share with your contractors, new employees or project partners.
This ability to share can also help increase your compliance – with client requirements, your own
Finally, we’ve also added a tool so you can collaborate with us! A new feedback tab gives you the opportunity to be involved in continuous innovation and improvement. Please use it to tell us what you find cool about BIMWIZARD, what frustrates you and to input ideas for ways we can make your day-to-day life as a design professional even easier.
You can register to use BIMWIZARD and USG Boral’s other online design tools at no cost via our website.
Greg Suther is a US-born and qualified Civil Engineer specialising in CAD, BIM and 3D visualisation/modelling. As Senior Engineering Support Officer at USG Boral in Melbourne, he was responsible for the creation of BIMWIZARD® and now leads its ongoing development.